shala_beads (shala_beads) wrote,

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Alex Wrekk's Brainscan zine is wonderful. I just started reading one, and next thing I knew, I'd read three back to back, without even getting to the one I really wanted to read.
She writes conversationally and introspectively about her life and the people in it. It's honest and so good to read.
It's also inspiring. I've been toying with the idea of doing a zine for ages, but I always sort of thought craft zine, or bead zine, something of that nature. I tend to think that the only things interesting I have to say are on those subjects. Now I'm wondering.

Irreconcilable Differences was hard to read, it was about her break up with her ex-husband, and things she realized in the process. I wish it had been written about 10 years earlier to be honest, and that I'd found it then, while I was still going through all the guilt of leaving someone who was seen as being so good to me, so politically and socially right. It took me a lot longer to be able to see how abusive the relationship was, and to realize that someone didn't have to call you names to be emotionally abusive, or hit you to make you miserable. It took me years to realize that I wasn't evil for not choosing to sacrifice my happiness for him. Yeah.. I really wish I could have read it 10 years ago while I was still feeling like the villain of the story. I've since decided that anyone who needs to see me that way, can. Happiness is it's own best proof, and I am happy now.

I still need to read the one she wrote about I.U.D.s, but if it's something your interested in, I'd go ahead and order it. Because so far, everything else I've read has been great.
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